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GLP is currently seeking to nominate two to three new SSC members, starting June 1, 2020. The Global Land Programme (GLP) is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability and currently a Global Research Project (GRP) of the Future Earth international research platform. GLP represents the community of scientists working on land systems and aims to lead synthesis and knowledge production in the field, organize platforms for interaction between community members through working groups, conferences, workshops, regional activities, online resources and social media, and plays a role in setting the science agendas for emerging land system research themes to better integrate the understanding of the coupled human-environment system.
The activities of GLP are initiated, stimulated and overseen by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The GLP SSC represents a broad spectrum of disciplines, areas of expertise, and nationalities and includes both mid-level and senior scientists. SSC Members are selected based on their standing in the international scientific community and their willingness to serve the community by taking leadership in organizing activities, with due consideration to regional, gender, and disciplinary balances.
The continuing success of GLP relies on the input of these people. In seeking nominations, we are looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to actualizing GLP goals and activities.
The general tasks of a GLP SSC members are as follows:
In addition, a GLP SSC Member is expected to:
The term for the GLP Scientific Steering Committee Membership is normally three years, and may be renewed for between one and three years. Nominations to the SSC can be made by individuals and will be considered by the current GLP SSC and IPO, and where needed in consultation with the Future Earth Secretariat. Selected candidates are then recommended to Future Earth for final approval. When selected, the new SSC members will then receive a formal appointment letter.
GLP currently receives partial funding to cover travel and accommodation for all SSC members for the yearly SSC meetings. In addition, GLP has a small IPO staff with some resources to support dissemination activities and maintain network communication. For all other activities, SSC members should secure funding in close collaboration with the IPO. SSC membership relies on voluntary contributions of its members.
Candidates can nominate themselves by sending the filled-in GLP SSC Nomination Form including a short CV (max. 5 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Three SSC positions are available, starting June 2020. Participation in the June 1-5 GLP SSC 2020 Meeting is highly encouraged. Further inquiries can be addressed to the SSC membership or to the International Programme Office (email@example.com). To learn more about GLP, including the current science plan, activities, SSC and IPO and obtain specific SSC member contact information visit glp.earth.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Submit application to email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgGLP SSC Call for Nominations (PDF) GLP SSC Nomination Form (Word)